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        5/14/2013, Sivan 5, 5773

      Treasurer Welcomes Passage of the Budget


      Finance Minister Yair Lapid welcomed, Tuesday morning, the cabinet's approval of the 2013-2014 budget. He called the budget, "the first step in changing order of life in Israel."

      Lapid said a law to regulate national service for all would be brought to the government soon. He continued, "We will implement a national program for housing. Taxes will be imposed on the huge companies and reforms will be developed at the electric company and the sea ports."